Bangladesh call up uncapped duo for Pakistan Test | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Monday referred to as up uncapped batsman Mahmudul Hasan and tempo bowler Rejaur Rahman of their squad for the opening Test of a two-match sequence in opposition to Pakistan, beginning on November 26 in Chittagong.
Under-19 World Cup winner Mahmudul, 21, was handed a spot within the Test squad on the again of a promising begin to his first-class profession which incorporates again-to-again tons of within the the final two rounds of the National Cricket League, mentioned chief selector Minhajul Abedin.
Minhajul mentioned 22-12 months-outdated quick bowler Rejaur, who has represented the BCB High Performance and Emerging Teams, additionally acquired the call for his sturdy displaying in first-class cricket, the place he has taken 33 wickets in 10 matches.
“It is still early days for him but Mahmudul has showed good temperament for the longer version. He is also an in-form batsman,” Minhajul mentioned in a BCB assertion.
“With injury concerns to Taskin (Ahmed) and Shoriful (Islam), we needed to keep our pace bowling options open and Raja (Rejaur) got the nod,” he added.
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was additionally included within the squad however could have his health assessed following a hamstring harm earlier than being thought of for the primary Test, Minhajul mentioned.
The second Test will begin in Dhaka on December 4.
“We will obviously have to wait to see if Shakib makes it for the first Test but these players have been the most consistent performers for us in Tests and their presence can make a difference.”
Pakistan received the previous three-match T20 sequence 3-0.
Squad:Mominul Haque (captain), Shadman Islam, Saif Hasan, Najmul Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Abu Jayed Chowdhury, Yasir Ali, Mahmudul Hasan, Rejaur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan (topic to health)

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